Does making others feel welcome bring you a strong sense of fulfillment? Are you friendly, service-oriented, and above all else, a leader? It sounds like a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management is in your future. Want to make sure? Read on!
What is Hospitality Management?
Hospitality Management is—you guessed it—overseeing hotels, resorts, and other businesses in the hospitality sector. If you’ve stayed at a resort, a casino, or traveled by cruise ship, there was a hospitality manager behind the scenes, ensuring you had a great experience. That’s right, everything from meals to entertainment to the flowers on your bed are thanks to these vacation and travel industry experts.
The most successful hospitality managers are not only warm and welcoming, but ethical problem solvers and critical thinkers. They’re leaders, marketers, and savvy about finances. If you’re not quite all of the above yet, don’t worry; that’s exactly what the degree program is for.
What Does the Hospitality Management Program Offer?
The Hospitality Management program prepares graduates for entry-level careers in the industry, such as managers, assistant managers, supervisors, and related administrative assignments. A Hospitality Management B.Sc. can mean jobs in marketing, budgeting, staff training, and even safety compliance.
One reason this program boasts so many career options is because of Everglades’ general elective requirements. Through these courses, you’ll develop real-world, transferable skills that will make you the hospitality industry’s dream employee. We offer both online and in-person courses to accommodate your busy schedule.
What Courses Do I Need to Get My Hospitality Management Degree?
Still with us? Fantastic! A Hospitality Management degree requires 123 credits—in other words, approximately four years of study. We’ve already discussed general electives, including classes like English Comp, Speech, and College Algebra. Mix and match these gen ed credits in the way that makes the most sense to you, given your schedule and career goals.
Lower and upper-level courses are also a requirement for the Hospitality Management program. In addition, we require 21 credits of Interdisciplinary Studies. Lower-division courses include Intro to Sustainability, Front of the House, and Fundamentals of the Service Industry. Interdisciplinary Studies may consist of Customer Relationship Management, Principles of Supervision, and Introduction to Marketing. Last but not least comes the 54 credits’ worth of upper-level courses. These are more intensive and include Business Ethics, Facilities Training and Management, Critical Thinking in Business, and so on,
Again, we don’t necessarily require all the examples we mentioned above; we encourage you to personalize your schedule. Click here to browse the Hospitality Management course catalog and explore your credit options.
How Do I Know if I’m the Right Fit for the Hospitality Management Program?
Did any of the courses we mentioned above or in the catalog speak to you? Do words like “strategy,” “finance,” “policy,” and “management” have you buzzing with excitement? Are you a helper, a people person, and customer-oriented?
If this sounds like you, we know you’d be a great fit for the program. Go on, give us a call at (888) 854-8308 or keep browsing degree options at evergladesuniversity.edu. We can’t wait to hear from you.